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Infrared study of boron–carbon chemical bonds in boron-doped activated carbon

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dc.contributor.author Romanos, J.
dc.contributor.author Beckner, M.
dc.contributor.author Stalla, D.
dc.contributor.author Tekeei, A.
dc.contributor.author Suppes, G.
dc.contributor.author Jalisagi, S.
dc.contributor.author Lee, M.
dc.contributor.author Hawthorne, F.
dc.contributor.author Robertson, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Firlej, L.
dc.contributor.author Kuchta, B.
dc.contributor.author Wexler, C.
dc.contributor.author Yu, P.
dc.contributor.author Pfeifer, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-10T12:21:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-10T12:21:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0008-6223 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11414
dc.description.abstract We report Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) studies of boron-doped activated carbons. The functional groups for hydrogen adsorption in these materials, the boron-related chemical bonds, are studied by comparing the activated carbon materials with and without boron doping. The activated carbon materials are prepared from corncob biomass waste feedstock through KOH activation, yielding adsorbents with a high surface area. Boron atoms are doped into the activated carbon by vapor deposition of decaborane up to a solubility of 6.8 wt.%. Extra boron atoms (2–3 wt.%) are located on the surface of the carbon matrix. Results from conventional FTIR show serious spectral broadenings and band overlaps. To overcome the spectral broadenings and band overlaps, the sample concentration is reduced to a very low weight percent (0.03%) of activated carbon in KBr, and spectra are acquired by using microscopic FTIR. Activated boron carbide is used as a reference material to validate the boron–carbon bond in the nanoporous materials. For activated carbon doped via vapor deposition of decaborane, the substitutions of carbon atoms with boron atoms is confirmed using microscopic FTIR through the appearance of boron–carbon bonds, although it cannot be observed with conventional FTIR. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Infrared study of boron–carbon chemical bonds in boron-doped activated carbon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306300 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Carbon en_US
dc.journal.volume 54 en_US
dc.article.pages 208-214 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2012.11.031 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Romanos, J., Beckner, M., Stalla, D., Tekeei, A., Suppes, G., Jalisatgi, S., ... & Kuchta, B. (2013). Infrared study of boron–carbon chemical bonds in boron-doped activated carbon. Carbon, 54, 208-214. en_US
dc.author.email jimmy.romanos@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008622312009220 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5408-1657 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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